Egyptian Minister of Education Tareq Shawqi asserted on Monday that there is no intention to call off mid-year exams or hold them in May under any circumstances.
On his official Facebook page, Shawqi urged students to study well and benefit from all available learning resources in order to get prepared for the exams.
The minister denied all rumours in this regard, affirming that the ministry will reveal all details about mid-year exams and the second term on 14 February.
First-term exams in schools and universities in Egypt were pushed back until after the end of the mid-year break, a decision that aimed to contain the rising infection rates caused by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which hit the country in December.
The mid-year break started in 16 January and will last until 20 February.
In late December, the Egyptian government ordered remaining classes in the first semester of the current academic to take place only through an online system.